Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Painting, Cookies and Special Memories

 Yesterday was the day! Our son, DIL and granddaughter, Aubrey, spent the day with us and had Aubrey's second of three Christmas celebrations. They will continue on, weather permitting, to New Mexico to be with Aubrey's other grandparents for her third Christmas of the season. It was a special time since, at the age of almost five years, Aubrey is able to fully participate in all of the activities that Grandma had planned, and carry on lively conversations all the while. Here we have Aubrey and her Daddy assembling the desk/easel that Grandpa Tom found for her artwork. It took awhile to put together, but Aubrey pronounced that she "loved it" upon completion, so that was a good thing!
 We baked chocolate chip cookies and we did a super job because they were delicious! I have to say, though, that the sugar rush that resulted (and lasted all day) just about wore poor Grandma out by the end of the day.
No photos were taken of Aubrey and I painting, but we did paint for quite awhile. Grandma's Frig Gallery now has some new pieces of artwork added to the collection. She brought her brushes I sent her with her and pulled them out immediately upon coming into our house and said "let's paint, Grandma"! Later, we did paint and she painted what she said she was going to paint for me....a car and some trees.

For my background-challenged artist buddies you will note that around the trees she actually carefully painted a light blue sky!

Today she wants to make a bracelet for herself and paint some more. What fun this is!


RH (Rhonda) Carpenter said...

Sounds like a super Christmas gathering, grandma :) I hope you catch up on your rest when she travels on to the next set of grands :)

Vicki Greene said...

Oh, what fun! Aubrey is such a lovely young lady.

Barb Sailor said...

How great that you were able to spend such quality time with Aubrey. She is such a sweet, beautiful little thing. How wonderful that she brought her paint brushes with her.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said... was the bestest time I have had with Aubrey so far! She was just so much fun this time and enjoyable to have around. They are on their way to the "other" grandparents this morning but I have my memories to warm me!